Issue : 27 September 2011
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Regulation of HCA not a top priority for the NHSSubscription
The chief executive of the NHS has dismissed calls from two of the country’s most senior nurses for healthcare assistants to be regulated, saying “nurses would say that wouldn’t they?”.
NICE issues multiple pregnancy guidanceSubscription
Women who are expecting twins or triplets need much closer monitoring - including extra scans - to cut down the risk of problems, according to new NHS guidance.
British hospital wards could face a “ghastly national disaster” because of the growing number of unregulated healthcare assistants, the Nursing and Midwifery Council said.
High blood pressure linked to cancer riskSubscription
The risk of developing cancer is heightened in people with high blood pressure, the largest study on the issue has found.
Unison’s Christina McAnea urges nurses to vote “yes” in the ballot for industrial action
A government programme designed to enable nurses to set up social enterprises to run their own services has seen slow take up, amid fears about job security.
Nurses sitting on GP commissioners’ governing bodies should be active decision makers and not merely provide a “fig leaf of involvement”, a health minister has said.
There has been a dramatic fall in the number of student nurses dropping out of courses, figures obtained by Nursing Times show.
A trust has rearranged patients’ mealtimes to prevent them being interrupted by junior doctors as part of a drive to improve patient nutrition.
Hospital must improve nutrition, says CQCSubscription
James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been told it must make “urgent improvements” to how it meets the nutritional needs of older patients after it failed to demonstrate improvements.